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project manager

Overview

The LIVE Lab is looking for an experienced, highly-organized leader to fill the role of Project Manager. The Project Manager manages key client projects. Project management responsibilities include the coordination and completion of projects on time within budget and within scope. Oversee all aspects of projects. They are responsible for ensuring our teams deliver features to our customers on schedule while achieving the necessary requirements for functionality and quality. They are a primary point of contact for internal and external project stakeholders and executives, while also champions for quality of life and well-being of their project teams.The successful candidate will assist departments in order to ensure that they have the resources to fulfill their duties to the best of their qualities.

Responsibilities:

  • Communicate with upper management and collaborate with lab leadership to solve problems and mitigate risk.
  • Set Deadlines: assign responsibilities and monitor and summarize progress
  • Lead your team: Inspire and motivate your engineering team to achieve the deliverables you help them plan, scope and execute. Encourage an environment of ownership and accountability. Support our customers: Establish rock solid relationships with studio customers and ensure their requirements and timelines are properly accounted for in our planning. They should feel like you and your engineering team are an extension of the studio
  • Work effectively: Apply and adapt Demonware tools and processes to ensure project standards, grow and improve these tools to suit your needs
  • Mentor your peers: Contribute to Project Management best practices and tools, provide mentorship and guidance to other project managers
  • Stay one step ahead: Pro-actively manage project issues, risks, and change, keeping team on-task, projecting milestones & deliverables to spec. Be able to easily quantify the impact of changing requirements and timelines
  • Manage up: Represent the team's project plan and timelines to senior management and effectively escalate up when blockers or resource demands require it

Requirements:

  • Previous experience with leadership
  • Demonstrated ownership of individual and team success and/or failures
  • Excellent communication and problem solving skills
  • Positive, professional attitude and strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational skills, detail oriented, and ability to multitask under pressure
  • Persistent self-motivation and initiative, and the ability to make sense of the ambiguous
  • Ability to identify and confront project and/or environmental problems
  • Ability to fit into a dynamic, creative team environment
  • Passion for Video Games

Desired Skills:  

  • Strong technical background
  • Knowledge of software development, project management, and production processes
  • Knowledge of art, programming, and design production practices
  • Experience in other disciplines of development

 

producer

Overview

The LIVE Lab is looking for an experienced, highly-organized leader to fill the role of Producer. Producers are highly-organized individuals with extraordinary communication abilities and a demonstrated aptitude for project management. Self-direction, problem solving, quality control, and the ability to collaborate effectively with a cross-functional teams are all critical to the production role. Candidates should be comfortable influencing and negotiating priorities with other teams’ leadership, particularly emphasizing overall organizational success as the most highly-desirable outcomes.

Responsibilities:

  • Communicate with upper management and collaborate with lab leadership to solve problems and mitigate risk.
  • Manage handoffs between your team and teams that are up and downstream
  • Prioritize open issue list based on quantifiable business justification
  • Gather, interpret, and manage large volumes of data from many sources
  • Work with cross-discipline teams to create and steward road maps and schedules.
  • Proactively monitor the development bug database and consumer feedback channels to identify potential future problems

Requirements:

  • Previous experience with leadership
  • Demonstrated ownership of individual and team success and/or failures
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills, detail oriented, and ability to multitask under pressure
  • Persistent self-motivation and initiative, and the ability to make sense of the ambiguous
  • Ability to identify and confront project and/or environmental problems

Desired Skills:                                                                                   

  • Strong technical background
  • Knowledge of software development, project management, and production processes
  • Knowledge of art, programming, and design production practices
  • Experience in other disciplines of development